Created attachment 60973 [details]
One of many PDF documents that gets screwed up.
I import a PDF document into Draw and the document gets screwed up (as expected - since OO has many problems and cross-platform importing a PDF correctly is a difficult and easily underestimated task which is very likely beyond the capabilities of those who claim 100% compatibility).
Steps to reproduce:
1. Start LibreOffice
2. Open the PDF document attached
Several lines get stacked on each other.
The imported document should look like the original PDF.
Platform (if different from the browser):
Ubuntu 12.04, LibreOffice 126.96.36.199.
But it also happens in Windows 7, OpenOffice 3.3.0
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
Reproducible with current master (Build ID: 32af02b) and LO 188.8.131.52 under Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64.
Do you have the possibility to choose the version of the PDF format in which the file is exported ? For example PDF/A-1a ?
Best regards. JBF
(In reply to comment #1)
> Do you have the possibility to choose the version of the PDF format in which
> the file is exported ? For example PDF/A-1a ?
I am not sure if I understand your question.
I just found this PDF on the web and wanted to edit it.
I didn't create nor export it.
Do you think converting the PDF format to PDF/A-1a could help?
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > Do you have the possibility to choose the version of the PDF format in which
> > the file is exported ? For example PDF/A-1a ?
> I am not sure if I understand your question.
> I just found this PDF on the web and wanted to edit it.
> I didn't create nor export it.
Ah, ok, I guessed that you produced this file yourself with MS-Word.
> Do you think converting the PDF format to PDF/A-1a could help?
I do not know if it is possible to convert this PDF 1.6 file to PDF/A-1a. My question was motivated by the fact that PDF 1.6 is, AFAIK, not the standardized PDF format.
Best regards. JBF
I also reported it here: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=119312
I have the same problem in LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 under Ubuntu 10.04.
I cannot open any pdf files in LibreOffice, even in Draw. It showed up some strange symbols like
2 0 obj
<</Length 3 0 R/Filter/FlateDecode>>
I tried in File menu, select Export as PDF, clicking in Embed OpenDocuments file but it didn't work. I cannot open any .pdf files.
I searched for libreoffice PDF import but it is not showing up under Tools>Extension Manager. Besides, I searched Libreoffice PDF Import in Ubuntu Software Center but it is not available.
I tried to install OpenOffice import pdf but it didn' work.
I'll try to remove and reinstall to the Standard Libreoffice version.
I posted this at http://en.libreofficeforum.org/node/3065#comment-16730
Please, do not modify version number: it shows the first version in which the issue has been found.
@Rodger: your problem is different, it seems that, in your case, pdfimport extension, is not installed. In this bug report, pdfimport opens the file but the result is messed up.
Best regards. JBF
Text positioning problem is fixed here:
Vort committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
fdo#49431 PDF Import: Improve line and space detection algorithm
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Thanks for your great work, Vort!